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Cassie Miller

Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared. Follow her on Twitter: @Wordsby_CassieM.

No time for ticks. Here’s how to stay safe on the trail | Five for Your Weekend

By: - June 27, 2020

A new speaker, racial injustice in public schools, COVID-19 and more in this week's Five for the weekend.

Wolf: ‘We need to redouble our efforts’ on fighting COVID-19

By: - June 24, 2020

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified Pennsylvania as one of three states on a downward trajectory in COVID-19 cases for 42 consecutive days.Since then, cases in some parts of the state have spiked.

Lawyer for Erie protester wants court to force police to release the name of city cop who kicked her

By: - June 23, 2020

Just a week after a 3-day unpaid suspension was issued for the Erie police officer responsible for kicking  21-year-old Hannah Silbaugh, Attorney Timothy McNair, who is representing Silbaugh filed a writ of summons against the officers involved, Erie Police Chief Dan Spizarny, Mayor Joe Schember and the city of Erie, according to GoErie.com.

Mail-in ballots were more popular than in-person voting in more than a third of Pa. counties

By: - June 23, 2020

In 23 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, mail-in ballots exceeded the number of in-person votes cast during the state's June 2 primary.

Mail-in ballots and the Pa. Primary | The Numbers Racket

By: - June 22, 2020

Curious what the demographics of those requests for mail-in ballots looks like across the state? 

Pa. Dems call for ‘recovery and healing,’ as state emerges from COVID-19 pandemic

By: - June 18, 2020

Democratic lawmakers from Philly area gathered virtually Thursday to discuss a path forward for Pa. it emerges from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

AFT launches $1M ad blitz in Pa., 2020 battleground states calling on Senate to pass HEROES Act

By: - June 17, 2020

The 30-second ad called “Essential,” shows essential workers, such as first responders, food service workers and teachers, equipped with face shields, masks and gloves, going about their jobs in the midst of the pandemic.

With focus on diversity and inclusion, Pa. rolls out new contractor policies

By: - June 16, 2020

The three-fold changes to Wolf’s 2015 Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities in Commonwealth Procurement and in Pennsylvania’s Economy executive order are attempting to improve opportunities for minority, women, LGBTQ, veteran and disabled-owned businesses to compete for state government contracts, the administration said. 

Report: Ex-House Speaker Turzai lands a job in the natural gas industry

By: - June 16, 2020

Just one day after his resignation from the House speakership, ex-Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, has found a new job representing the natural gas industry.

Pa. Health Dept opens 10 new COVID-19 testing sites in WalMart parking lots

By: - June 15, 2020

The drive-thru testing sites are located in Walmart parking lots and are available at no-cost. There are currently 19 Walmart testing sites statewide.

Another look at CARES Act spending in Pa.: How health and social programs benefit | The Numbers Racket

By: - June 15, 2020

This week we look at CARES Act funding be distributed to the Department of Health, Human Services, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, property tax relief and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

Open for adventure: Pennsylvania Parks | Five for the weekend

By: - June 13, 2020

Now that all 67 counties are in the yellow or green phase of reopening, Pennsylvania's state parks announced earlier this week that as of Friday, June 12, cabins, cottages, lodges and yurts across the state are open.